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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table A-6.1a.  American Indian/Alaska Native enrollment (in thousands) in public and private degree-granting institutions, by type of institution and sex: Selected years, 1976 through 2006

Year Total   Type of institution   Sex
2-year 4-year Males Females
1976 76.1   41.2 35.0   38.5 37.6
1978 77.9   43.1 34.8   36.8 41.0
1980 83.9   47.0 36.9   37.8 46.1
1982 87.7   49.1 38.6   39.9 47.8
1984 83.6   45.5 38.1   37.4 46.1
1986 90.1   50.5 39.6   39.4 50.6
1988 92.5   50.4 42.1   39.1 53.4
1990 102.8   54.9 47.9   43.1 59.7
1991 113.7   62.6 51.1   47.6 66.1
1992 119.3   64.4 54.9   50.2 69.1
1993 121.7   63.2 58.5   51.2 70.5
1994 127.4   66.2 61.2   53.0 74.4
1995 131.3   65.6 65.7   54.8 76.5
1996 137.6   70.2 67.3   57.2 80.4
1997 142.5   71.0 71.5   59.0 83.4
1998 144.2   71.5 72.6   59.0 85.1
19991 145.5   72.1 73.4   58.6 86.8
2000 151.2   74.7 76.5   61.4 89.7
2001 158.2   78.2 80.0   63.6 94.5
2002 165.9   81.3 84.6   65.7 100.2
2003 172.6   82.3 90.4   67.1 105.5
2004 176.1   82.2 93.9   68.6 107.5
2005 176.3   80.7 95.6   68.4 107.9
2006 181.1   81.1 100.0   71.2 111.0
1 Data were imputed using alternative procedures.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Data from 1976 to 1996 are for institutions of higher education that were accredited by an agency or association that was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or recognized directly by the Secretary of Education. Data from 1996 and later years are for degree-granting institutions. The new degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, except that it includes some additional institutions, primarily 2-year colleges, and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not award associate's or higher degrees. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2007, based on Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities," 1976 through 1986; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey," 1987 through 1999, and Spring 2001 through Spring 2007.

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